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The Impact of Global Entrepreneurship Week

Published Oct 30, 2012

Global Entrepreneurship Week is just two weeks away, Nov. 12-16. So why should you care? Why do all these events—some 35,000 of them in 125 countries—matter to you, to Kansas City, to our economy, to the world?

Jonathan Ortmans, president of Global Entrepreneurship Week says it best here in this Kauffman Sketchbook video:

As I think about how GEW will launch this year in Des Moines and New Orleans, Alaska and Arkansas and all across our affiliate network (and just to push the point home one last time), here are some of my favorite takeaways:

  • Global Entrepreneurship lets you test your aptitude and drive for entrepreneurship. You can truly get an insider’s glimpse of what it takes to start a company.
  • You can join a networking event (or even break a networking world record), meet a mentor, and experience the vibrant startup community.
  • You can participate in a dialogue about entrepreneurship that goes well beyond economic change with people from all over the world and really see how entrepreneurship can make the world a better place and help us innovate our way through our challenges.